Our baby turned 3 on February 15th. We are ever amazed at how big he seems. Not physically really, because he's still our little squirt, but his speech and the way he puts thoughts together are well beyond what I think of as typical 3 year old. He wants to be a big boy, but still wants me to hold him, which is fine with me! He runs everywhere he goes, and loves to be "big" like his brothers and sister. Mia is his favorite right now, and he hates dropping her off at school. He loves to talk on the phone, and gets really mad if someone doesn't remember to say bye to him specifically. We still have a house full of cars, trains, trucks, and tractors, but he is branching out (with the help of his brothers) to wrestling, super heroes, and video games. As the 4th child, he is just kind of shoved into the other kids schedules, but it's fine with him. In his mind, all the school activities, ball practices, etc. is just more action for him! He also wants to dress himself. Everyday. Multiple times a day. In shorts. Even though it's almost April, it's still freezing here in North Alabama. Everett doesn't care. As soon as I pulled out the Spring clothes, he was all over it. He says he likes "naked legs".
He debated long and hard on his cake this year. He went from train to tractor to monster truck to dragon (?) and finally back to tractor. We got together at Nana and Pop's house to celebrate with Matt, Kristen, Kenzie, Isaac, Ezra, Prentiss, Grandma, and his best "frands" Kane and Lexi, and their parents Bill and Deanna. He got lots of tractor stuff, clothes, guns, big boy underwear, and a power wheels four wheeler. For some reason he calls the four wheeler his red redder. I'm guessing because it's red? I'm sure it makes perfect sense to him, ha!
With this birthday also comes the end of an era in the Robison house. We are officially a baby free zone. It's bittersweet for me. No more bottles, pacis, or diapers. It's hard to believe we've been buying diapers for over 11 years! God has blessed us with wonderful children, and we're having such a great time watching them grow. Happy Birthday Everett!